Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)

Pappus of Alexandria observed a solar eclipse today (320). Also, the University of Heidelberg opened (1386), Boston shoemakers formed the first American labor organization (1648), Herman Melville’s Moby Dick was published as The Whale (1851), the U.S. took possession of Alaska (1867), the British Broadcasting Company (now Corporation) was formed (1922), and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overruled the Supreme Court of Canada in Edwards v. Canada and held that are “persons” under the law (1929). And Texas Instruments announced the first transistor radio (1954).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::